Pontell Named Green Honors Chair

April 2010

Henry Pontell, Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, recently received the Cecil and Ida Green Honors Chair at Texas Christian University.

Established in 1969, the endowed award was designed to bring to the campus nationally known visiting scholars, scientists, writers and other career persons, and to “bring into association with the Green name some of the world's foremost thinkers and achievers." A sampling of former recipients includes Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Carl Bernstein, and former CBS News anchor Dan Rather. Pontell visited the campus March 29-30 during which time he gave a number of presentations to students and faculty and a university-wide lecture entitled, “Global Meltdown: Fraud in Financial Crises.”